Internship - Assistant Project Manager (with native Japanese)

  • Contract Type: Internship (Between 3 and 6 months)
  • Location: Ile De France, France (75019)


Founded in November 2014, Back Market is the number one European (and soon global) marketplace specializing in the sale of fully refurbished tech devices.

Their concept is simple but radical. By helping their customers discover and purchase the highest quality refurbished electronics they are creating an alternative to the mainstream behavior of always purchasing new products. Prolonging the lives of these devices has a significant global impact. E-Waste accounts for 70% of all our toxic waste! By prolonging the lives of kitchen appliances, computers, mobile devices and more, they have already saved 3,766 tonnes of e.waste since 2014 💪

Job Description

Freeing the planet from electronic waste, leading the shift towards a circular economy, and building a billion-dollar tech company are three solid reasons to wake up in the morning.

Founded five years ago in Paris, Back Market is the world's first online marketplace dedicated exclusively to second-hand devices. Similar to how Airbnb aggregates homeowners and travelers on one trusted platform to draw economic value from a previously underutilized asset — vacant living spaces — Back Market connects certified professionals specializing in the refurbishing and resale of used electronics with consumers looking for a more affordable, reliable, and environmentally-friendly alternative to buying new.

In order to accelerate Back Market’s international expansion, Back Market is looking for an Assistant Project Manager, who is ready for something highly meaningful yet challenging - to help in our next country launching project.

As a key member of the Asia Development team, you’ll assist the Asia Operations Manager on the different aspects of a country launching project.

*Your Mission (If You Accept It): *

  • Help design, and execute the launch of the business across East-Asia countries
  • Adapt our business model to be culturally relevant in the region without losing Back Market's identity
  • Facilitate the communication with local partners to create and maintain strong relationships
  • Help to review the translation of the website and documents with external agencies.

Preferred Experience

  • You are a native Japanese speaker and English is a no-brainer for you. If you speak in French, that's even better!
  • You are working towards your Master's degree in a Business/Engineering University and are looking for a 3-6 month internship
  • You are business savvy and have a good understanding of the e-commerce sector in Japan
  • You have an excellent ability to pay attention to detail accompanied by strong organizational skills
  • You love to deep-dive into data and generate insights
  • You are able to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals
  • You have a proven track record of strong delivery of results by working both independently and collaboratively with global teams as appropriate
  • You are an open minded, positive person, who is excited to join the Back Market family!

Recruitment Process

  • Phone interview with Goda, Talent Acquisition Specialist.
  • Interview with Xiaolin, Operations Manager for Asia
  • Interview with Alexis, Asian Development Director

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Internship (Between 3 and 6 months)
  • Location: Ile De France, France (75019)